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Post by drlog » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:48 am

Hi guys,

This site seems like a good source for info. So I've decided to silence my computer.

Ive set up a page with all the info on it (check out my 1337 graphs):


So far I have only turned off one fan, done some heat measurements (using lm_sensors in linux and a program I wrote to track changes). I have also ordered:

* Scythe Ninja Plus Cooler SCNJ-1100P
* Thermalright HR-03 VGA Heatpipe Cooler
* Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 550W

The only problem I have is that I have an AGP 6600LE and I'm scared ill cook the HSI Chipset...They are out of stock of this:


Anyone know a different place in Oz I could get one? Anyone want to sell one? :)

So anyway, Hi all!

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Post by drlog » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:32 pm

YAY, replying to myself :)

Check this out:


There is some funny stuff on there now. I haven't solved all of my problems yet though. Still have the graphics card fan to get rid of.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:59 pm

Welcome to SPCR!

I'd say some tin snips would be very handy! How's the front intake?

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Post by drlog » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:53 pm

My box doesn't have a front intake (I was thinking about that....)

The only space on the front that air can come in is the floppy drive opening (because I don't have a floppy drive)

After I get the new graphics card without a fan, ill run some temperature tests :)

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Post by where?wolf » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:39 am

How many free 5.25 cd drive bays do you have?

If you have 3 X 5.25 bays free? Then get some foam strips and a washable 120mm fan filter.

Then, tape those foam strips to the opening, using double sided tape.

Then, just wedge the filter in between the foam.

I have such a passive intake in my Antec P180 case. And it works very well.

If you have less bays free? Maybe just 2? Then make your own filter, by glueing a piece of nylon stocking to a simple, home made wooden frame.

Just make sure, you stretch the nylon enough.

Also, seal all the holes on the cd cages sides. This, to prevent air leakage.

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Post by Maelwys » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:51 am

Excellent tape job on the video card. That gave me quite a chuckle. :)

Something you may want to consider, if it's going to be a while before you can get your new vid card, is to buy some Arctic Silver thermal adhesive. It's basically a heatsink epoxy that will permanently bond the GPU and the heatsink together. Here's a link to the product at Newegg so you can see what it is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835100005

Also, I think it would be better to have an exhaust fan than to run an intake fan in your case. I have an Antec Solo case and experimented with intake fans (2 loud Panflo fans I had laying about) and 1 exhaust fan (120 mm Antec Tri-Cool). With 1 or 2 intake fans my CPU and GPU temps averaged about 1-2C cooler. I figured the extra noise wasn't worth the gain.

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